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You need a permit to trim these trees. Here's what you can do before Dorian.

During hurricanes, tropical storms and even severe thunderstorms, trees come down around Tampa Bay. They fall on homes, cars and cause massive amounts of damage. Right now, tree service companies say they are flooded with calls from those who waited until the 11th hour to take care of potentially dangerous trees. New mom Lauren Seaman is glad she didn’t wait. She booked a month ago to have a tree service remove two big trees that a licensed arborist says present danger.